Canoo Technologies Inc.

Vehicle Test Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”


Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment, and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The Vehicle Test Engineer is responsible for designing vehicle level test procedures and creating judgment criteria to assess test results in order to validate vehicle design requirements. This position requires a talented engineer with passion for and experience with electric vehicles in a practical, multidisciplinary environment. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.



Responsibilities (80s of the Position) 

  • Design Vehicle Level Test Procedures and create Judgment Criteria to assess test results in order to validate Vehicle Design Requirements are met.
  • Plan and execute vehicle level dynamic and static test activities per test plans developed in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for retrieving, storing and analyzing logged data from tests and compare to design specifications.
  • Write detailed test reports recording subjective and objective findings and any issues.
  • Manage all open Concerns discovered on test with the responsible Design Engineers until a design countermeasure is achieved and plan for validation by retest, CAE simulation, or other means in order to close out open concerns.
  • Manage the vehicle validation process activities during the product design lifecycle from product concept to production launch and maintain critical path timing.
  • Provide input and engineering analysis to development teams.
  • Work efficiently and in close collaboration with hardware, software, and testing teams.



Required Experience 

  • BS in an engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in a related engineering test role with prior experience in automotive testing and validation.
  • Knowledge of Battery Electric Vehicle architecture with detailed understanding of Powertrain, Battery, Chassis, Body, and 12Volt systems and an understanding of vehicle firmware.
  • Working knowledge of automotive communication networks (CAN, LIN, Ethernet, etc.).
  • Familiarity with data acquisition software and data collection.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, displays a high level of maturity, ability to work as a member of a small nimble team, ability to work in a self-directed manner.


  • MS degree in an engineering discipline
  • Data Analysis experience with VSignalyzer, MatLab, Python, etc.
  • Experience working at various test labs and facilities with broad test industry contacts.
  • Ability to understand the customer's needs and champion the “voice of the customer” when conducting vehicle tests.
  • Experience working with requirements management software (Polarion, DOORS, JAMA, etc).
  • Experience working within an Agile development framework & using relevant tools (e.g. JIRA).

Travel Requirements

  • The role will be based in Justin, TX and will require up to 50% travel.

Reasonable Accommodations:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Physical Requirements for Physical Positions

  • While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to lift up to 25 or more pounds, stand, sit, bend/stoop, or operate office equipment or machinery.

What's Cool About Working Here...


  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


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